Fishing Report for August 11, 2014

Bob Meyer

Monday, August 11 2014

Chinook fishing has dwindled to a drip. If we fish the structure at Thrasher for a full charter, we are getting one or two chinook in the 12 to 24 pound range, but it is a game of patience. There are lots of small coho (8 to 10 inches) in the area, so you are constantly pulling gear to check and make sure you don’t have any passengers. The fish are being taken at 120 to 180 feet on tiny strip, or the Killy McGee or Bob Marley spoon.

The sockeye are in off the Fraser. Most boats are getting limits, but there seems to be definitive bite times that are aggressive. This is only the first wave of fish, and things will only get better for the next month. Small pink hoochies fished on 24 inch leaders at 35 to 75 feet are the ticket for the sox.

There are a few coho and pink being taken off Thrasher and the Grande. Don Furnell caught a 9 pound, hook-nosed male off the Grande, which is huge by Gulf standards in August.

Ling fishing is great off Gabriola Reef. Try large bait, plastics or jigs in 35 to 65 feet of water, and prawning just rolls along off the Flat Tops. Try 350 feet with tuna cat food as bait.

Good fishing! 

Bob Meyer is the owner/operator of Silver Blue Charters based out of Silva Bay, Gabriola. Tel: 247-8807 fax: 247-9700.